Steven Cummings: Clarets in celebration mood

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WHO knows when Turf Moor will experience another Saturday afternoon atmosphere like the one just gone?

It was a few hours which felt strangely out of kilter with the high-octane, high-stakes dramas which were about to be played out at most other football grounds throughout the Championship.

As tens of thousands of fans were enduring exquisite agonies elsewhere, the claret and blue hordes were as relaxed as you like.

It’s unlikely to be like this when Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea pitch up next term.

With Premier League football already secured and the tensions of the last few weeks ebbing away, Turf Moor was in the mood for celebration: celebration and commemoration, actually, with Sean Dyche’s men sporting replica shirts of those worn by the club’s FA Cup winning heroes 100 years ago.

This was a nice touch from the club – showing pride in its illustrious past while moving forward into a bright future.

Not in quite such celebratory mood were the Ipswich fans who had made the long journey north.

Needing to gatecrash Burnley’s shindig to keep their own top-flight dreams alive, the Tractor Boys (and Girls) huddled nervously in the corner; an awkward guest at a party.

The laid-back atmosphere did not transmit itself to the players. With the job done and dusted, some might have thought, expected even, that the team would take their foot off the gas a little. But that would be to misunderstand the nature of this squad.

At no point was the impression given or received that Sean Dyche’s men were just phoning it in, never more so than when clever work from Danny Ings led to Michael Kightly’s third goal in as many games. Ipswich had no response. Few have had this season.

The realities of life among the elite will, doubtless, intrude in a few months’ time.

But for now, it was enough to bask in the sunshine and the glory.

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4:15pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Benpupdog says...

Celebrate now because you will be despondent all next season. Burnley 0
Celebrate now because you will be despondent all next season. Burnley 0 Benpupdog
  • Score: -17

4:59pm Tue 29 Apr 14

MikeMada says...

Then again, you've got to be there! Pretty sure we'll survive a year or two with 5-6 additions.

Even with the dross that's about to fall out of the Prem, there's plenty left that we will be much better than.

Just goes to show that having the money to splash simply isn't everything.

Come back in a year and say that again...
Then again, you've got to be there! Pretty sure we'll survive a year or two with 5-6 additions. Even with the dross that's about to fall out of the Prem, there's plenty left that we will be much better than. Just goes to show that having the money to splash simply isn't everything. Come back in a year and say that again... MikeMada
  • Score: 13

5:28pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

"Celebrate now because you will be despondent all next season. Burnley 0"

Believe me Mungo, I've not stopped celebrating since we turned you clowns over at Ewood Park. The sight of all you gurning cretins sobbing as you sneaked out with 10 minutes to go will stay with me for a long long time.

And if that's not enough we then go and secure automatic promotion and deliver you another rattling right hook. However the final insult to all Rovers fans will come in the form of missing out on the play-off's by the very number of points we took off you at your place on that glorious March afternoon.

You really couldn't write this script could you? The sum of all Blackburn Rovers fears rolled up into one season. Enjoy Brentford!
"Celebrate now because you will be despondent all next season. Burnley 0" Believe me Mungo, I've not stopped celebrating since we turned you clowns over at Ewood Park. The sight of all you gurning cretins sobbing as you sneaked out with 10 minutes to go will stay with me for a long long time. And if that's not enough we then go and secure automatic promotion and deliver you another rattling right hook. However the final insult to all Rovers fans will come in the form of missing out on the play-off's by the very number of points we took off you at your place on that glorious March afternoon. You really couldn't write this script could you? The sum of all Blackburn Rovers fears rolled up into one season. Enjoy Brentford! Super_Clarets
  • Score: 14

5:34pm Tue 29 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

Benpupdog wrote:
Celebrate now because you will be despondent all next season. Burnley 0
We won't be. We will pick up £120m and if we go down 4 years of parachute payments north of £50 pa. What will you lot be doing? Oh yes, fighting to stay in the Championship with FFP and a transfer embargo penning you in.O, and don't forget you're owned by Venky and you 10's of millions in debts.

Rhodes to Burnley for £1m as well very probably.

Blackburn Rovers 0.
[quote][p][bold]Benpupdog[/bold] wrote: Celebrate now because you will be despondent all next season. Burnley 0[/p][/quote]We won't be. We will pick up £120m and if we go down 4 years of parachute payments north of £50 pa. What will you lot be doing? Oh yes, fighting to stay in the Championship with FFP and a transfer embargo penning you in.O, and don't forget you're owned by Venky and you 10's of millions in debts. Rhodes to Burnley for £1m as well very probably. Blackburn Rovers 0. RobH2O
  • Score: 11

8:22pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Davelyn says...

Dingles back down in one season, without a manager,
Dingles back down in one season, without a manager, Davelyn
  • Score: -7

8:48pm Tue 29 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

Davelyn wrote:
Dingles back down in one season, without a manager,
Still won't play you lot the following season because you'll be in Division One!
[quote][p][bold]Davelyn[/bold] wrote: Dingles back down in one season, without a manager,[/p][/quote]Still won't play you lot the following season because you'll be in Division One! RobH2O
  • Score: 11

10:15am Wed 30 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Poor jealous bitter Blackburn scrubbers.

Look how close you have got to the play-offs, three points. Just imagine if Jordan 'He Scores When He Wants' Rhodes hadn't hit the post whilst clean through against Burnley, things could have been so different.

Ha ha ha ha - say bye bye to Rhodes, Hanley etc as you struggle to assemble a side to avoid relegation with freebies and loans.

We'll never play you again.
Poor jealous bitter Blackburn scrubbers. Look how close you have got to the play-offs, three points. Just imagine if Jordan 'He Scores When He Wants' Rhodes hadn't hit the post whilst clean through against Burnley, things could have been so different. Ha ha ha ha - say bye bye to Rhodes, Hanley etc as you struggle to assemble a side to avoid relegation with freebies and loans. We'll never play you again. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 2

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